Sucker Punch [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Sucker Punch [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]


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The setting for Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch may be a '50s mental institution, but the film's soundtrack feels like it's straight out of the '90s. Not just because the track listing features such alt-rock firebrands as Skunk Anansie, but because its exclusive and previously unreleased tracks hark back to that decade's heyday of "event" soundtracks. The music chosen for Snyder's film adaptation of Watchmen showed how important music was to his overall vision, and Sucker Punch's soundtrack goes one better, with nearly half of its songs performed by the film's stars Emily Browning and Carla Gugino. Fittingly for a tale of a girl who fights back against literally losing her mind, most of these songs deal with illusions, perception, and/or kicking butt. Nearly every track here -- whether it's Browning's take on the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" or Björk's "Army of Me" -- pits female vocals against massive, mechanical instrumentation, underscoring the plight from which the film's characters must rescue themselves. Emiliana Torrini and Alison Mosshart contribute covers of two classics from the psychedelic '60s, another example of this project's era-mashing: Torrini shimmers on an expansive reworking of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit," while Alison Mosshart of the Kills and the Dead Weather is a lysergic goddess on her version of the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows." Gugino and Oscar Isaac turn in an over the top performance of Roxy Music's "Love Is the Drug" that suggests that the film has as much in common with Moulin Rouge as it does with Watchmen. However, it's Browning who delivers the soundtrack's most affecting performances, injecting the Pixies' ode to blankness "Where Is My Mind?" with poignancy and "Asleep" with a delicacy that is even more welcome in contrast to the rest of the album's extremes. Sucker Punch is elaborate and sometimes overwrought, but it's absolutely true to the film's aesthetic.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2011
Label: Watertower Music
UPC: 0794043148651
catalogNumber: 39229

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Marocco   Accordion
Ace   Guitar
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Sid Page   Violin
Carla Azar   Drums
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Darius Campo   Violin
Wade Culbreath   Timpani
Pete Davis   Keyboards
Marius de Vries   Guitar,Keyboards
Brian Dembow   Viola
Joel Derouin   Violin
Stephen Erdody   Celli
Alan Estes   Percussion
Julie Gigante   Violin
Daniel Greco   Percussion
Dan Higgins   Flute,Saxophone
Greg Huckins   Saxophone
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Dennis Karmazyn   Celli
Randy Kerber   Piano,Celeste
Victor Lawrence   Celli
Cass Lewis   Bass
Bill Liston   Saxophone
Frank Macchia   Saxophone
Edward Meares   Bass
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass
Gary Novak   Drums
Carol Pool   Violin
Mark Robertson   Violin
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Cecilia Tsan   Celli
Ian Walker   Bass
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Daniel Kelley   French Horn
Joey Waronker   Drums
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Susan Ranney   Bass
Julie Rogers   Violin
Sussan Deyhim   Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Tyler Bates   Bass,Electric Guitar
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Timothy Landauer   Celli
Justin Meldal-Johnsen   Bass
Shawn Mann   Viola
Armen Anassian   Violin
Alexys Schwartz   Vocals
Keith Greene   Viola
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Chris Chaney   Bass
Roberto Cani   Violin
Eve Butler   Violin
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
Michael Valerio   Bass
Trevor Handy   Celli
Anna Nystrom   Vocals
Caroline Campbell   Violin
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Eldad Guetta   Guitar,Keyboards
Ross Deroche   Tuba
Phillip Yao   French Horn
Dave Walther   Viola
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Jenny Kim   French Horn
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Angelyna Martinez   Vocals
Neel Hammond   Violin
Belinda Broughton   Violin,Concert Master
Sharon Jackson   Violin
Steve Richards   Celli
Radu Pieptea   Violin
Joel Pargman   Violin
Alma Fernandez   Viola
Mark Adams   French Horn
Searmi Park   Violin
Yelena Yegoryan   Violin
Robert Brophy   Viola
Stephen Dress   Bass
Giovanna Moraga Clayton   Celli
Bob Zimmitti   Percussion
Armen Ksajikian   Celli
Stuart Clark   Clarinet
Maia Jasper   Violin
Thomas Diener   Viola
Alex Iles   Trombone
Steven Holtman   Trombone
Phillip Teele   Trombone
Matt Robertson   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
James Thatcher   French Horn
Phillip Levy   Violin
Kenneth Munday   Bassoon
Paul Cohen   Celli
Steven Becknell   French Horn
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Celli
Tamara Hatwan   Violin
Lily Ho Chen   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola
Kate Reddish   Viola
Grace E. Oh   Violin
Tim Williams   Conductor
Marissa Benedict   Trumpet
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet
Kevin Connolly   Violin
Chris Kollgard   Bass
Heather Clarke   Flute
Brian Cachia   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Bryan Ferry   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Iggy Pop   Composer
Queen   Composer
Grace Slick   Composer
Brian May   Composer
Annie Lennox   Composer
Björk   Composer
Tom Bailey   Vocal Engineer
Gustavo Borner   Engineer
Pete Davis   Programming
Marius de Vries   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Patrick MacDougall   Vocal Engineer
Bill Malina   Vocal Engineer
Johnny Marr   Composer
Morrissey   Composer
Sally Stevens   Choir Contractor
Dave Stewart   Composer
James Williamson   Composer
Graham Massey   Composer
Robert Carranza   Engineer
Tyler Bates   Programming,Producer,Remixing
Eldad Guetta   Arranger,Programming,Engineer
Dieter Hartmann   Programming
Ross Deroche   Music Librarian,Supervising Copyist
Sandeep Sriram   Art Direction
Wolfgang Matthes   Programming
Rob Stefanson   Vocal Engineer
Justin Moshkevich   Pro-Tools
Nicholai Baxter   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Matt Robertson   Arranger,Programming,Engineer,Additional Production
Andrew Mackay   Composer
Tim Williams   Orchestration
Brian Cachia   Programming
Ben De Vries   Programming
Ron "Spider" Entwhistle   Programming
Dan Higman   Executive Producer

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Sucker Punch [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great movie w/ a GREAT CD, It is a shame that there are only 9 songs, but still great!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago